“ Brand: Avon / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women „
I've had a few Avon perfumes but have never liked them that much and prefer to use other brands, sometimes though Avon will bring out a perfume that I love and when 60's Mod came out this was one that I liked straight away.
I don't like the bottle because even though it's retro it's proper dull and looks like an old fashioned aftershave bottle. I know Avon are probably going for the 60's look but they could do better than this I reckon!
Avon say this perfume is made up of pepperedplum, violet leaf and sensual white woods. I don't know what those individual things smell like but the perfume has got a woody smell that is dead fresh and a bit floral. The woody smell is quite strong when you first put the perfume on but it calms down quick and then a bit of a fruity smell comes through but I can't put my finger on what it is.
I like the way the smell tones down and settles into a faint haze, the perfume doesn't last very long to my nose but other people say they can smell it one me for a while after I've lost the smell myself. It's a spray perfume anyway so it's no problem to spray myself again.
I like this perfume a lot and think it's worth the price of £12.00 because the bottle has lasted for ages so far and there's still loads of it left even though I use it most days. I reckon the perfume would be most suitable for younger girls but even saying that I still can't see why older ladies couldn't wear it because it not overpowering and has got a nice clean and fresh scent.
I was very excited about the release of this fragrance, as I love Avon's 50's Glam Eau de Toilette, and expected the new addition to the range to be equally delightful. In the words of Catatonia, however, "expectancy will always spoil a party", and I was disappointed.
Avon describes this fragrance as "A bold and colourful declaration of peppered plum, violet leaf and sensual white woods". I'm not sure that I would know what "peppered plum" would smell like, but the violet and white woods are definitely there. This combination does not, however, create the "bold" impression for which I was hoping. Instead, the fragrance is rather insipid. The only hint of the rebellious streak I would expect from a fragrance named after the decade of free love is a slightly peppery overtone, which must be the "peppered plum". Sadly, this served only to make me sneeze.
Although this fragrance was not to my taste, it is of the usual decent quality provided by Avon: it lasts all day, and does not, for me, cause any allergic reactions. At its full price of £12 for 50ml, it's a bit pricey for a non-designer fragrance, but it's often half-price, and at £6 it's good value if it's to your taste.
A bold and colourful declaration of pepperedplum, violet leaf and sensual white woods